The Weekly Security and DevOps News Brief

A lot happened in the world of security and DevOps this week. Here are top posts we saw:

One of the biggest hacks happened last year, but nobody noticed

According to an article in ZDNet by Zack Whittaker, hackers quietly stole a database containing the details of over 57 million people last year. The breach however, didn’t come to light until this week, after the stolen data was put up for sale on the dark web. The article reported that millions of email addresses, passwords, and cell numbers were in the stolen database, and questions remain over where the breached data came from.

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World Password Day: resources to help you on this special occasion

This past Thursday, May 5th marked World Password Day, according to a piece in SC Magazine (UK). The special day is meant to raise awareness of passwords with organizations’ staff and senior management. Included in the article are a few quick resources to help readers make the most of the occasion.

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Cloud services and enabling workforce mobility are the two biggest IT challenges for SMBs, says HPE

An article by the editorial staff at Computing reported that security of cloud services and enabling workforce mobility topped the list of the biggest challenges that face small and medium businesses (SMBs),

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5 Questions SMBs Should Ask About Cloud Security

Steve Zurier wrote a piece in Dark Reading on questions that small and medium businesses (SMBs) should ask about cloud security. Given that many small businesses have little or no budget for an internal IT department, subscribing to a SaaS security service from a cloud service provider (CSP) may often be the best option. Zurier spoke with Doug Cahill, an analyst at ESG, to map out five questions owners of SMBs should ask before signing on with a cloud service provider (CSP).

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What interesting security and DevOps news did you read out there this week? Let us know in the comments.